Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library

Supporting library services through fundraising and volunteerism.

What’s Happening


All the information about our September 2023 book sale donations, members-only presale & public book sale dates, times, framed art pieces, and other details is here!

Bi-Annual Friends Members Meeting at Barrymore Film Center

Monday, October 23 (7:00-9:00pm)
To kick off our 5th year anniversary (yes, the Friends were officially established in October 2018), we are having our next bi-annual Friends All Members Meeting at the Barrymore Film Center. It is free for members and members only!
Come for a brief tour of the BFC museum and theater, enjoy a showing of an early Fort Lee film The Champion, and our meeting will be held in the movie auditorium! The refreshment stand will be open for purchases and everyone will get a very small bag of popcorn courtesy of the BFC. Parking is available across the street in the Hudson Lights parking deck or at meters on the street.
Join the Friends to be invited to this members-only opportunity.

Wine Tasting

Friday, November 3 (7:00-9:00pm)
Enjoy tasting some wines with small bites pairings at our own Fort Lee Library. Tickets and details will be available October 9, 2023. $40 per person. Members get early access to tickets. Open to the public.

Last Year’s Accomplishments

During 2022 with over 210 memberships, the Friends donated over $24,000 to a variety of programs and services including those listed below.

In 2022, the Friends had sponsored the following programs:

  • Hollaback! Bystander training (April)
  • Members-only performance by Bill Ervolino & refreshments
  • Belmont 4, Doo Wop concert for all ages (June)
  • Summer Reading Program for adults and children (June-August)
  • eBook licenses (ongoing)
  • Museum Passes (from annual Book Sale)
  • Toddler’s Nook in Children’s Room (from annual Book Sale)
  • An Evening with the Friends raised $13,000 for the Library’s capital campaign to renovate and refresh the library building!

Who We Are

The Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the Fort Lee Library’s services through fundraising and volunteerism, and are primarily funded by our members and donations.

Curious about what we do? Other questions? We have answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page or email us

Benefits of Membership

Renew your Membership for 2023! Join or renew today: “Join the Friends!

  • Members Only: Become a member to:
    • Stay informed about upcoming events
    • Friends-sponsored event discounts or early access to tickets (e.g., November 3 wine tasting)
    • Members-only activities and outings
    • Early access to our annual book sale (Members Presale September 29)
    • Members only bi-annual meetings. Invitation to our October Meeting at the Barrymore Film Center.
    • Questions? Read our FAQ

Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library is a 501(c)3 | EIN 83-2152094 | Incorporated 2018